4.4 miles
Distance
706 ft
Climb
-706 ft
Descent
2,818 ft
High Point

El cerro que así se llama, da nombre a esta senda que parte de Villarejo del Valle. Discurre en todo momento entre bancales con los cultivos ancestrales de la zona: huertas, olivares, viñedos, castañares...

Ofrece magníficas panorámicas desde el centro mismo del Barranco de las Cinco Villas, además de una preciosa vista del hondo de la Garganta del Puerto del Pico.

Hay que tener en cuenta que todas las pequeñas parcelas de terreno deben tener acceso. Esto ha creado una red de veredas, un auténtico laberinto de sendas entre los bancales del Barranco. A veces, cuando el camino coincide con salidas de ganado, las paredes son más altas para proteger las propiedades.

Castaños, fresnos, sauces, alisos, saúcos... y luego higueras, vides, olivos, cornicabras, guindos, robles, madroños. Podrás ver kiwis, manzanos, melocotoneros... paredes cubiertas de hiedra, madreselva, orégano... Biodiversidad, esa palabra tan de moda, aquí se expresa de forma natural para nuestro disfrute.

El camino se introduce en el bancal. Bancales, tableros, tableretas, suertes, terrazas... variedad de nombres para nombrar esta magnífica obra de mampostería en seco que circunda todo el valle. Duro trabajo para allanar en lo posible la ladera, contener el agua de lluvia y facilitar las tareas agrícolas.

El olivar es uno de sus principales cultivos. Su aceite abastece sus despensas. El excedente se vendía en los pueblos de la sierra a través de la arriería. Aquí el olivo convive con la vid como lo hacía ya desde el tiempo de los griegos en el Mediterráneo. En los ribazos y linderos de los olivares habita una interesante comunidad animal y vegetal.

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Cabeza del Cochino is a 4 mile less popular easy route located near Avila. This hike only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route climbs 706 ft with a max elevation of 2,818 ft then descends -706 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Cabeza del Cochino mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,501 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,748 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,749 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.5%
  • Grade min
    40.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,342 ft
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